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Menopause & Estrogen After The Women’s Health Initiative

Millions of women in menopause are afraid to take estrogen and struggle to deal with their symptoms. But for many, that isn't necessary. In the 10 years since one of the most significant papers in wom…

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In Early Menopause? Estrogen May Prevent Stroke

For the last decade, the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) has caused doctors to believed that giving estrogen either alone or with a progestin to treat menopause symptoms increased all women's risk of …

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A Brief Primer on Menopause Hormone Therapy

Some women love it; others hate it. Some women won't touch it; others won't consider stopping it. But no matter how you fell about estrogen, it remains the only government approved drug therapy in the…

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Breast Cancer: Alternatives to HRT for Hot Flashes

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. The good news is that survival rates are increasing. But hot flashes are a real problem. So much so that 53 percent of women with breast cancer who re…

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Diabetes and Your Risk of Hip Fracture

It's the holidays. Food is everywhere and many of us are eating too much of it. It could increase your risk of a broken hip. I wrote in an earlier blog that the holiday season's weight gain is often n…

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Dry Mouth May Be Linked to Osteoporosis

What do low estrogen, low calcium, dry throat and dry mouth have in common? At first it doesn't seem like a lot. But a recent study published in the journal Menopause showed that women in menopause wh…

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